Splash Out on a Luxurious Dubai HotelClaire Hillsmith
Dubai is an Emirate with a continuous buzz of locals, tourists and foreign migrants who have come to make the most of the sunshine and shopping. However, Dubai offers more than what appears on the surface. Dig deeper and you’ll discover beautiful heritage sites, such as the old souks that can be found in Bur Dubai and Deira, or Dubai Museum at Al Fahidi Fort, which is full of local antiquities and artefacts.
Book a luxurious Dubai hotel and see why everyone is falling in love with this Emirate and all it has to offer. Set on Dubai Marina, the Arabian beauty of One & Only Royal Mirage Palace Hotel entices guests with a private beach and the relaxing Oriental Hammam and Givenchy Spa. If you like indulgence but can’t wait to get active, Atlantis The Palm Hotel & Resort Dubai offers waterparks, beach sports and a nightclub. The establishment also provide top quality amenities for business travellers and families. On Jumeirah Beach you’ll find it hard to miss the sail shaped Burj Al Arab Hotel Dubai that offers everything from welcome gifts to rooftop tennis courts, night clubs, and children’s activities in the most luxurious accommodation setting imaginable.
Whether you want to explore the cultural attractions or take part in something adventurous, Dubai offers an exciting array of activities for all of its visitors. In Bur Dubai, learn about the local customs and religion at the SMCCU Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding where educational programmes are run and local food can be sampled. Try the hearty Emirati stew known as saloona, a mixture of chicken, fish or red meat, seasonal vegetables and spices, or go for a family favourite in the region, machboos of rice flavoured with spices, such as cardamom, cinnamon, and cloves that also adds lentils, raisins and meat to the mix.
Bastakia Quarter, one of the only remaining areas of the Emirate that gives you an insight into life in Dubai before the developers started to construct the metropolis as it is seen today is also well worth a visit.
Dubai is a true shopper’s paradise, from the Souk Madinat Jumeirah entertainment complex near the beach, to the impressive Dubai Mall you can find everything from the world’s best brands to traditional souvenirs. Dubai Mall also boasts the enormous Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo, which is great for a family day out.
If you’re looking for dining options to match your luxury hotels, enjoy a sumptuous Indian feast at the Armani / Amal in the Armani Hotel Dubai. For a meal aboard a boat, the Bateaux Dubai boasts a beautiful setting and gourmet cuisine. Massimo’s Italian Restaurant in the heart of Dubai Marina serves delicious pastas, pizzas and desserts, while Table 9 inside the Hilton Dubai Creek features original menus and unbeatable service.